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1938 - 2019

Sterling Bud Greaves Jr., 81, of Brawley passed away on August 8, 2019 in Poway, CA from a blood cancer called MDS. He was born in Ferriday, Louisiana on June 9, 1938 to Sterling and Polly Greaves. The family moved to McCall, Idaho when Bud was eight years old where he attended school and graduated high school in 1957. He loved sports. While in high school he was a ski jumper and played basketball and football. After graduation he worked in the lumber industry before entering the Army where he was stationed in North Korea. In 1964 he married Carol Lassey. In 1966, they moved to Brawley and Bud went to work at Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. In 1984, he went to work at Yosemite Waters until he retired in 2002. Bud loved the outdoors. Fishing and golfing were just two of his favorite hobbies. Bud was very devoted to his family. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Carol; daughters, Shelley (Steve) Ridge and Christi McClain; grandchildren, Allison and Austin Ridge and Holly and Carter McClain; brother, Richard (Nancy) Greaves of Idaho; sister, Elizabeth (John) Tullis of Texas numerous nieces and nephews. Private Burial will be held at later time.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Aug. 17 to Aug. 25, 2019
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